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Sarah Mitton who owns the Canadian shot put record at 20.33 metres from her performance at the Canadian Championships and World Athletics Trials last week in Langley, BC, flew to Stockholm, Sweden to compete in the Diamond League. The Brooklyn, Nova Scotia native finished second with her best Diamond League performance to date.
The 26-year-old is the 2019 World University Games gold medallist and a multi-time national champion. She may be seeking some redemptions as the finished out of the finals during the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Mitton has performed well beyond the entry standard of 18.5m.
Sarah Mitton is taking her new world-leading shot put PB of 20.33 metres to this week's Diamond League meeting in Stockholm.— Athletics Canada (@AthleticsCanada) June 30, 2022
She throws at 11:47 a.m. EST
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The Swedish pole vault star looked as good in Stockholm as he has at any time during his career.
The 22-year-old broke his own national record of 6.16m in Stockholm. Last summer Duplantis won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games with a 6.02m vault. In 2019, he earned silver during the Doha World Athletics Championships. He will be looking to go one better than that in Eugene, Oregon.
On March 7 “Mondo” as he is nicknamed bettered his own world record by jumping 6.19m at the Belgrade Indoor Meeting. Two weeks later, at the 2022 World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade, he won gold. During that meet, he broke his own world indoor record with his 6.20m.
Stockholm Diamond League results
Full results from Stockholm are available here>>